Conservatives open hearts and homes to foster children
By JAMES HOHMANN / The Dallas Morning News
In the days before Texas had nearly 19,000 abused, abandoned and neglected children on its foster care rolls, the church often helped take care of orphans.
Now, some conservative Christians say an intense focus on hot-button issues like abortion and gay marriage has come at the expense of caring for needy children. And they're doing something about it.
"We haven't done an effective job of treasuring the lives we say are so valuable," said Staci Taylor, a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Grapevine. "I think that's a big point of the church's involvement. If we're going to talk about pro-life, we equally need to discuss pro-adoption."
Gosh, no line in there like,"Liberals for years have been telling us to do more for the living children who need help in this world, and gosh they were right!"
At least they figured this much out.